News and events
Here you can keep up to date with news and events from Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board and 'Safeguarding Children & Young People in Herefordshire' as well as from local and national partner agencies.
Click on recently published news items below, or browse older news items by month on the right hand side of the page.
News in Police
Willing ‘volunteers’ from West Mercia Women’s Aid, West Mercia Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre, the CCG, public health, police and probation services gave away hundreds of white ribbons to shoppers in Hereford High Town on Friday 29 November a… read more on article: "White Ribbon Stall in High Town a big success"
The theme of the February 2019 Practitioner Forum was Crime and Vulnerability 34 professionals attended the morning session at our Plough Lane offices, from 23 different organisations/departments across the public, private and third sector, and enjo… read more on article: "February Practitioner Forum update"
The links below will take you to the relevant pages on the Herefordshire Council website. Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the Government's counter-te… read more on article: "Preventing extremism - Prevent and Channel"
Herefordshire Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards are committed to linking with front line practice to share learning and information about safeguarding. We are setting up a new Safeguarding mailing list, and we will be sending out a range of in… read more on article: "Sign up for our Safeguarding mailing list"
West Mercia Police have produced See past the obvious - a video aimed at helping officers become better at spotting the signs of vulnerable and at-risk people. Whilst this was produced for the Police, this may be useful for other professionals as wel… read more on article: "See past the obvious - spotting the signs of vulnerable and at-risk people"
Please find attached a briefing paper from NHS England on the roll-out of a revised service model for the Children and Young Peoples Sexual Assault (PSAS) Service due in April 2018. Further updates are expected before the implementation date and the… read more on article: "Changes to the Children and Young Peoples Sexual Assault (PSAS) Service due in April 2018"
Colleagues from West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police have created this poster to raise awareness of CSE, Modern slavery and Trafficking. The poster is being displayed in all 19 motorway service stations in the region. If you would like the fu… read more on article: "CSE, Modern slavery and Trafficking poster"
Summary of police guidance on sexting The NSPCC has published a summary of the College of Policing’s guidance for police in England and Wales responding to cases involving young people who are sexting. Key issues include: the Outcome 21 reporting co… read more on article: "Summary of police guidance on sexting"
West Mercia Police has re-launched the successful Stop Rape Now campaign after developing its latest phase, “CNOSENT, don’t mix it up”. This new phase is targeting young adults and focuses on encouraging an open discussion about consent. The aim is … read more on article: "West Mercia Police launch refreshed Stop Rape Now campaign to tackle rape and sexual assault "
Today CEOP have launched a brand new Thinkuknow resource for eight to ten year olds called Play Like Share. Play Like Share is a three-episode animated series and accompanying resource pack, which aims to help children learn how to stay safe from se… read more on article: "Brand new Thinkuknow resource for eight to ten year olds "
What is the ‘duty to notify’? From 1 November 2015, specified public authorities have a duty to notify the Home Office of any individual encountered in England and Wales who they believe is a suspected victim of slavery or human trafficking. It is … read more on article: "Duty to notify the home office of potential victims of modern slavery"
The West Midlands Paediatric Sexual Assault Service is a region-wide service, launching on 1st October which provides expert care for children and young people who have disclosed sexual assault, or who may have been subject to sexual abuse. The servi… read more on article: "West Midlands Paediatric Sexual Assault Service launches on 1st October"
July 2016 sees the launch of Action Against Hate - the UK Government's plan for tackling hate crime. This is published amongst a back drop of a post referendum nationally reported increase in hate crime.
Herefordshire is judged to be at low risk from terrorism, but it is important not to be complacent. The basis of Prevent is simple: it is about keeping our communities safe from extremists. It does not carry a pre-conceived idea of who the extremist… read more on article: "Herefordshire Prevent - duties and guidance"